Madden requests retrial after second-degree murder sentence
Four months after former MTSU student Shanterrica Madden was convicted of second-degree murder in the stabbing of Lady Raider Tina Stewart, Madden and her attorney Joe Brandon Jr. are pursuing a retrial.
The motion was filed a month ago by Brandon, but no hearing date has been set due to incomplete transcriptions from the May trial.
Madden is accused of murdering her roommate, Stewart, in their Raiders Crossing apartment on March 2, 2011.
The basis of the motion revolves around Brandon’s statement that he believes there were problems with the case before it went to trial.
According to WSMV, Brandon said that they are “unquestionably” entitled to a new trial.
The motion reads that Madden did not receive a fair trial, and there was not enough evidence for the charges against her. Additionally, the motion also reads that Madden’s constitutional rights were dishonored because the jurors were permitted to ask questions.
There has not been a date set for the retrial.